Work expands to fill the time available for its completion; this is Parkinson’s Law.
If you give yourself a week to complete a task that will take you an hour, it will take you a week to complete it. We often expect tasks to take longer than they actually will, or we build in a buffer, which only drags things out.
Let's be honest, If you have two weeks to complete a report for a client, when do you do the majority of the work on this report? Chances are it’s in the last 24-48 hours.
By focusing on the next 90 days, rather than the next six months, we will make the best use of our time, remain focused and have more opportunities to make adjustments.
Focusing on the next 90 days also makes it easier to break our goals down into weekly and daily tasks.
Where do you want to see yourself in 90 days?
As you look at the goals you set in the last module, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is non-negotiable in your life right now?
- Which areas of your life are a priority but need extra focus because they are easy to set aside?
- Which of these goals will make the biggest difference in my life? Or the life of my family?
Now, choose the three goals that will make the most impact. These goals can be in any of the four areas we covered in Day 3.
Once you choose your 3, use the worksheets below to create a list of action steps for each goal.